Although here has been a significant decline in the number of students enrolling to nursing programs in the many universities and colleges in the country, it’s still a pretty popular course choice. The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) had released an official list of in-demand and priority college courses for A.Y. 2017-2018, and the field of Health Sciences (where nursing is registered) still ranked at number six.
So why is nursing still one of the most enrolled courses in the country? Below are 10 reasons why.
You’ll Find A Job
You can’t deny the fact that nurses are needed. Having skills and knowledge in health care means that you can and will find a job. Whether it’s a hospital, a clinic, a private client, or even in the industry, nurses will always be needed. Although it’s more difficult to find a job here as a nurse in the Philippines, many of those who take the course plan to work overseas.
You Can Help Others
Nursing is definitely a noble occupation. You’ll be able to help others and understand that every breath of life is valuable. People that have strong values, respect for human life, compassion for suffering and empathy are perfect for a nursing career.
There’s Continuous Learning
As a nurse, you’ll get to have continuous learning opportunities. Work in different departments and specializations, become a medical assistant, or even get into nursing management. With the constant advancement of medical technologies, there’s always something new to learn.
Diverse Job Opportunities
Speaking of different departments and specializations, a career in nursing opens diverse job opportunities in different paths. Acute Care Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Oncology Nursing, Public Health Nursing, and Family Nurse Practitioner are just some of the specific fields of nursing that you can specialize in.
During the last administration, there was an estimated of 200,000 registered nurses who have not found jobs in the Philippines. Many of those who graduated with a degree in healthcare wish to go abroad to find better opportunities. If you’re looking for an agency that offer a road to these dreams, try Health Carousel Philippines, Inc..
With over 10 years experience in the industry, Health Carousel Philippines is a POEA licensed agency that helps Philippines-licensed nurses, therapists, and medical technologists secure U.S. work and immigrant visas complete with a rewarding healthcare career in the United States through its PASSPORT USA Program.
For nurses, they offer NCLEX Assistance Program (open to fresh nursing graduates) which provides applicants free class-leading NCLEX exam prep tools and pays for well more than $1,000 in expenses normally incurred to prepare for and take NCLEX. This program unburdens the nurses from complicated and costly NCLEX process and therefore allows the nurses to focus on NCLEX review.
There’s also their Achieve Program, which is open for Filipino nurses who have NCLEX and have previous or current hospital experience. Most agencies often require nurses to have NCLEX, IELTS, and 2 years of current hospital experience before lending a hand. But with Achieve program and other programs of Health Carousel, they are flexible and willing to work closely with nurses with no recent hospital experience and IELTS. Also, they do not only virtually covers and reimburses all expenses incurred in obtaining the NCLEX license, but also the IELTS and Visa processing. Great isn’t it?
To know more about their services, visit them at Unit 211 Jesa ITC, Gen Maxillom Avenue, Cebu City. Call them at (032) 343 2248 and follow their Facebook page at facebook.com/HealthcarouselCebu.